#'S MATCHING 400, RARE 4-SPD CONVERT., 1 OF 351, PS, R134 AC, RECEIPTS, NICE GS!
This 1968 Buick GS 400 is one of only 351 four-speed manual convertibles built. Add in the big luxury, a big number-matching V8 engine, and air conditioning, and it's hard to believe you can get all of this for less than $30K.
This Buick is not red or black like most muscle cars, instead, it's represented well in Teal Blue Metallic. This shade just seems to help emphasize the luxury aspect of this convertible, and it's brought out even further by a quality respray of the factory color over this Grand Sport's lifetime. It's great to find a car with body panels this straight because Buick's dramatic sweeping character line that neatly bisects the doors looks best when it's razor-sharp. Plus, the trunk has an amazing winged appearance that looks best when its been this well maintained. The chrome remains original and outstanding, with bright bumpers, shiny stainless, and correct badging, including the cool trunk-mounted GS 400 emblem. Buick's rally wheels are iconic and they look great matched with the redline tires.
Deep, dark, and premium are the headlines of this interior. The black vinyl bucket seats have an intricate design that incorporates some '60s-cool chrome. The same idea is seen on the door panels, and it's all in amazing condition. The brushed stainless steel instrument panel is full of gauges, and like any good Buick, this came loaded. The driver gets to enjoy the power steering through a wood-rimed optional rally steering wheel. The passengers will take advantage of the AM/FM radio. And everyone will love the air conditioner that's running R-134a for easier maintenance. Of course even the A/C cannot combat all top down weather conditions, but that's a quick fix with the new and tight fitting black power vinyl top.
The number-matching 400 cubic-inch powerplant had an advertised 340 horsepower (but those were days of underrating for the insurance people.) After all, this big block V8 with the Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor has an unmistakably powerful rumble from the dual exhaust. The ultra-clean engine bay has bright Dante Red paint on the block and unique ribbed valve covers – everything that people love to see at the car shows. It fires up without hesitation thanks to a thorough refresh within the last 2,000 miles. That's exactly what you want from these Buick GS models because as powerful as they are, they still want to deliver the smooth performance that built the Grand Sport's reputation. The same goes for the four-speed manual transmission. A new unit was installed with a Hurst shifter in 2013 to makes sure that the power was always reliably in hand. It's connected to a 10-bolt Positraction rear end running the optional 3.42 ratio, so this GS is good for both power takeoffs and cruising.
This is a rare big-engine Buick drop top that comes with plenty of documentation, including the maintenance receipts and the original owner's manual. It's a unique luxury muscle car that has been cared for to continue to deliver reliable smiles for many miles. Call today!!!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Maintenance Records
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Teal Blue Metallic
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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